- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 2 2017 | June – 22 September
- Statement of INGO’s in Myanmar, 31 August 2017 [EN/MY]
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State: Final Report, August 2017
- RW Topics: Refugees/Migrants - South-East Asia
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Myanmar
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA Myanmar
- UNHCR Operational Portal: Thailand-Myanmar Cross Border Portal
- UNFPA: Myanmar 2014 Population and Housing Census
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
- Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
- Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
- Food Security Cluster: Myanmar
- Human Rights Watch: Myanmar - Events of 2016
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
Cruz Roja Española cuenta con las Unidades de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERU, por sus siglas en inglés) como medio para ofrecer una respuesta efectiva, eficiente y ajustada a cada circunstancia con el fin de salvar vidas en situaciones producidas por un desastre.
12 delegados de emergencias parten hacia las áreas más castigadas por desastres naturales o por movimientos forzados de población.
When Rehana Begum, 20, fled Myanmar for Bangladesh she was heavily pregnant with twins, struggling for three days across mountains and spending two further days sleeping on the side of the road once she crossed the border.
On the day she arrived at Unchiprang camp, an informal settlement for new arrivals, she gave birth to a boy and a girl. The baby boy died during childbirth, and her husband Sulaiman had to bury him in an unmarked grave in the mud next to their tent.
With a view to providing the humanitarian assistance to the people fled from Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society received supports in terms of urgently needed items from the Government of Uzbekistan. Each of 8000 vulnerable families (about 50 thousand people) will get 14 types of food and other essential items including puffed rice (Muri), sugar, Beaten rice (chira), Peanut, Milk Powder, Energy Biscuit, Mosquito Net, Sari, Lungi, Blanket, Tshirt and pant set (children), Sandle, Basic medicines and Drinking water.
In late August, a new wave of conflict broke out in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which has led to an influx of people crossing the border. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together with the people who fled into the country since 2012, Bangladesh is now hosting about 500,000 people from Myanmar. Most of them are living in temporary shelters and in urgent needs of basic humanitarian assistance.
Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 15 September 2017 — International aid agencies are struggling to meet the basic needs of people flowing into Bangladesh from Myanmar.
“This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
In the pouring monsoon rain, a family trudges through the mud on a journey that could be the difference between life and death.
This is the border between Myanmar, also known as Burma, and Bangladesh.
In recent weeks, thousands of people have fled their homes in Myanmar with almost no possessions and entered a country in the grip of terrible floods.
Many more remain stranded in border areas without food, water or shelter.
This Revised Emergency Appeal is urgently seeking 12,763,504 Swiss francs to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in delivering assistance and support to a cumulative total of 100,000 people. The budget includes 2,070,00 Swiss francs allocation for the deployment of Emergency Response Units (ERUs).
Purpose of this note: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has produced this update to inform respective Stakeholders, including partners of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement), about the ongoing Restoring Family Links (RFL) response together with the ICRC for the recent Population Movement from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
September 12th, 2017 ― Doha: In a press conference this morning, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) issued a humanitarian appeal to raise $3 million for the relief of Rohingya people who fled the violence in their home country, seeking refuge in Bangladesh.
Under the first phase of intervention, QRCS will operate two mobile clinics, provide 5,000 hygiene kits, build 250 sanitation facilities, distribute 5,000 food packages, and 5,000 shelter kits. Around 5,000 families (25,000 people) will benefit from this much-needed aid.
Singapore, 8 September 2017 - Due to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine, Myanmar, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will launch a public appeal for donations to support the affected communities. In addition to assistance provided recently to Rakhine, SRC will further commit USD $20,000 worth of relief items to be distributed to those affected by the current clashes in Rakhine, including those currently residing in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Rakhine.
September 10th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated a relief response to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. A relief team was sent to Bangladesh on Tuesday to deliver $100,000 emergency health care, shelter, food, and nonfood aid to the Rohingya refugees.
Geneva/Myanmar/Bangladesh (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Myanmar and Bangladesh is scaling up its efforts to minimize the suffering of people fleeing violence.
"All communities affected by the violence are suffering, and the ICRC is deeply concerned about the condition of families hit by this crisis," said Boris Michel, the regional director of ICRC's Asia and Pacific zone.
Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 7 September 2017 — Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is urgently scaling up efforts to provide water, food and other aid to displaced people who have recently crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from Rakhine state, Myanmar.
Maji Kying Nang is among thousands to have been displaced from her home because of the fighting in Kachin. But she has been able to provide for her four children with the tailoring business she set up after receiving a cash grant from the ICRC.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 4,712,033 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 20,000 families (100,000 people) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods (including unconditional cash) and disaster risk reduction (DRR).
This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 4,040,219 Swiss francs (increased from 3,265,766 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 people over a period of 18 months (extended from nine months).
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,674,188 Swiss francs (increased from1,296,519 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 80,000 people (increased from 50,000 people) for eight months.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the crisis
Tropical cyclone (TC) Mora hit the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong on 30 May. The impact of the strong winds and heavy rains from the cyclone also caused damage to houses and IDP shelters in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, particularly in the northern areas of the state. States/regions of Chin, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Sagaing were also affected but with limited damages.
Rakhine State, Myanmar still experiences ongoing conflicts between the Rakhine and Muslim communities. Since October 2016, this unrest has led to not only the displacement of tens of thousands but also a lack of access to basic necessities and health-care for those affected. ICRC continues to work with the Ministry of Health and Sports in strengthening health-care services for local communities, especially those in rural Rakhine.
In a village in central Rakhine, a clinic is used by Rakhine and Muslim communities alike.** It serves as an example of peaceful coexistence for the rest of the state.**
Come Monday morning, the Sin Tet Maw clinic rings with the laughter of women. The crowd nestles together on the benches along the walls. Some lean back to ease the weight of their pregnant bellies while others lean forward over infants, who are sleeping cradled amidst their crossed legs. Some are Rakhine and some are Muslim.